Monday, January 6, 2014

Flowering Bulbs

Simple Pleasures

New Year, first post, red amaryllis. 

DGS and I went shopping for bulbs in November, bought some fresh potting soil. Headed out to the shed for pots and gathered a pile of small rocks from the garden borders. Spread newspaper, scrubbed the pots and washed the rocks. Rocks in first, a bit of soil, settled the various bulbs and added a bit more soil. Watered.

Waited. Finally some growth. Watered a lot.

Still waiting and then finally, a flower stalk and blossoms. Bulbs dry out quickly, watering is essential, test their soil daily, especially when the heat is shooting up from the register right below the window sill.

Winter traditions I love.

Gratefully still watering and enjoying.
One part of DGS's cub scout badge for gardening.

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  1. Every fall I tell myself I am going to plant bulbs and every spring I yell at myself for not following through. This year my excuse was our puppy who is still digging up the garden.

    Your flowers are lovely.

  2. Love your blooms Joy. I missed planting paper whites this year. Maybe it is not too late.
    Happy 2014.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  3. Nice Blooms it is nice that DGS is so interested I am going to do some this coming year. ttys Rob

  4. I had a set of three potted amaryllis sent to me from a friend. So far they are just the leaves but I expect a flower soon on one of them. Yours look great- it's fun to have that splash of color in the winter isn't it! My Christmas Cactus is full of blooms and will be flowering soon. I keep these in my window like you! I guess I should take some pictures soon. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Share Your Cup Thursday.

  5. Bulbs are like little jewels in a pot and it's always a surprise when they open. Yours are lovely! Happy New year, Joy! May 2014 be like your name and bring you much JOY. Thank you for sharing at my HOME.


  6. They are so pretty. I've forced paperwhites before and really enjoyed them. I think of doing it again and then forget...
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  7. I've got three bulbs with buds coming right now, but my Christmas blooms are long over. The beauty of that amazing amaryllis flower really brightens up my living room when it finally bursts out. Great post for a cold January day!

  8. Nothing like beautiful flowers to get us through the cold Winter Joy. My paperwhites and Amaryllis just finished putting on their show. Now I need some Hyacinths! Yours look lovely!
    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. Joy, your gorgeous flowers are going to be a feature on Twirl and Take a Bow this Tuesday. I sure hope you'll come join us again...and share another of your wonderful projects! ~Tammy

  10. Absolutely beautiful, Joy. I do love flowering bulbs in the winter, I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

  11. Check back tomorrow at our are being featured! Yay!

    Thanks for linking up at our Twirl and Take a Bow Party. Hope to see you again tomorrow!

  12. Flowering bulbs in winter is fantastic! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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